Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Life in Israel via random photos.

Tzedaka Collectors Ahead. Please prepare cash in advance.



Practice your Hebrew with this sign...comment if you need help...


OK, not politically correct...but since when has that stopped me before?


Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

21 comments:

Elchonon said...

hahahaha the 2nd sign is hillarios!! they will shoot all dogs eh ? lol

~ Sarah ~ said...

picture 1: i read 'tzedaka collectors' and immediately thought that it meant the ones who come round knocking on doors collecting (especially right before the chagim, and not speaking english) but then I realised it wasn't about that at all!

picture 2: my hebrew is rusty...

picture 3: heh.

Cosmic X said...

Jameel,

Your are advertising for Sam Harris but he thinks that you are nuts!

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

CosmicX: So? Let him think I'm nuts...as long as he pays me :)

Sara with NO H said...

I'm not even going to attempt to read the second sign. Well I can read it, but my hebrew is probably more rusty than Sara with an h's. I saw the third pic somewhere. I'm not sure where. The tzeduka one is kind of sad and funny at the same time lol

Jack's Shack said...

Someone pass the WD40.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Err, Jack - that went WAAAY over my head...

Almost Jerusalem said...

OK, I want to know where that second sign lives!

Anyway for those whose Hebrew isn't so hot: Paraphrasing, the first part says not to park there, if you do they'll remove the air from the car (I assume just the tires), tow it with a fine, and you'll get in trouble with the police -- and you can call the police (dial 100) to ask and check that this is true.
The second and third parts (a more direct translation, so it may read a bit stilted in English):
About dogs:
It is a right to all dwellers in all of Israel to live in his house restfully, with a clean yard, and without being disurbed by dogs. Therefore, any dog that is allowed in the yard and there "does its thing," this dog will be fired upon with live weaponry and killed.
About theives and burglars:
Indeed, since seniors also live in this house, theives are warned to respect the honor of all those involved, and not to come near this house -- as this could endanger their lives, as there are people here with live weapons, that could puncture them with bullets.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AJ: Why don't you call the phone number on the sign? ;-)

Jack's Shack said...

That is only because you are getting old and your memory is failing. ;)

Fern R said...

Heh. The camel one made the email rounds here awhile back. I like the new blog header too. :-)

trn said...

I understand Jack to be indicating that his Hebrew is rusty and he would like some assistance.

the sabra said...

that second sign cheered me up ;)

Ari Kinsberg said...

sabra:
which cheered you up? knowing that in israel:
1) there are thieves;
2) people are inconsiderate and park in others' spots;
3) people are inconsiderate and don't clean up after their dogs.

daat y said...

How bout turning to medinat yisroel?
Shana tova umetuka.

the sabra said...

i thought it was funny so it made me grin and that cheered me up.

i usually look for the best in a situation-you can choose to focus on what you'd like.. (jameel dont answer)

but yes, youre right-i feel the golus most in eretz yisroel.

tafka PP said...

You can call it politically incorrect, or you can call it racist, or slanderous. Or silly. Whatever you want.

May you be sealed in all the books that take your fancy.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ari:

Why does the Torah go into such great detail about montary laws? Why is there the gemara of Bava Kama, Metzia and Batra? Why are their hilchot Sanhedirn? Why does the Torah talk about Policemen and Judges?

REALITY is that there will be criminals, even in the best of places. Even here...

Jerusalemcop said...

makes sense that the sign would be in central T.A.

did u figure out Jack's wd-40 comment?

Call me and I'll explain it.

Criminals? in Israel?

Shana Tova.

J.

Elchonon said...

Jameel...
There is a big machloket regarding the judges and policeman.. I believe the rambam holds that the policeman's duty was to also go around to teach torah and warn the masses.. and work in preventing them from sining..

Lurker said...

I second Purple Parrot's comment about your political incorrectness. Your joke was racist and slanderous. (Maybe there was a Perl conference at the airport hotel.)

It's precisely this sort of sick humor that leads naive people to imagine that most terrorist attacks are carried out by Arabs.

Shana tova.

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